Gotcha....lets nip them little sh*ts in the bud before it even startsyou break the donuts in to chunks. Maybe cut it up in to 1/8ths or even smaller. Take a chunk and drop it in your res or bucket and it will float and will last 30 days. that's all there is to it. They don't dissolve really from what i can tell. They just float. People drop hole dunks in to ponds and they will float around and kill larvae. And get the dunks and break them up. Don't use the mosquito bits as they don't last as long.
I'm fairly certain that in the relatively small pots being used that it doesn't matter how you use the dunks (or similar products), whether just placing them as is in water or breaking them up some (likely best). As long as fresh feed water has contact with the dunks.So do you "melt" them and put in water or do you crunch them up and mix in your soil, or both? they are safe for plants, yes?
Good luck! You are on the right track, holler if you need anything. I will be following. Peace, slowandeasyWell, here we go again, fingers crossed!
30”x18”x36” Vivosun Veg Tent
6” Comfort Zone Clip-on Fan
(1) DuroLux 96w HO T5
48"x36"x72" Hongruilite Grow Tent
4" VenTech Fan, Filter & Speed Controller
36” Lasko Oscillating Tower Fan
(2) 15L Autopots with AirDomes
(3) BigSm0’s 3500k 55wAutoCobs
CannaCoco Natural & Perlite 3:1
(Given to my by a very generous friend!)
First I want to thank all the fantastic people here on AFN for their infinite patience and sharing of wisdom with me. I couldn’t do it without my grow friends. I was so scared to start again, but with everyone's encouragement and faith, here we are.
So..last week my son surprised me with a new veg tent ~Woot Woot!~ This winter here in MA has been SO COLD, and I had a heck of a time keeping my large tent 80 degrees and high humidity for seedlings. I also had some family issues and grow issues and was getting very frustrated. I guess he saw (and heard!) and wanted to help out his mom. Thank you my love.
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I started (4) seeds via the paper towel method. I know a lot of people are against this process, but it works best for me. I like to be able to see which ones are “duds” before moving on to the next step...and it just gives me such a rush to see those little roots! I am VERY careful not to touch seeds or tap roots with my hands. (3) Ladies got tails, but one just didn't have enough energy to make the journey. I actually dropped her on the floor on the way to the trash can and my cat ran over and ate it. Sigh. No words here. So much for a proper burial. Darn Cat.
I moistened (3) root riots with warm tap water, sprinkled a little Mykos in each hole, and gently placed in seeds using tweezers. I placed each riot in a shot glass (for stability), put them all in my little propagator, covered it, and placed the whole thing inside my veg tent under the T5. Temp inside propagator 80 & humidity 75. I put a little water in the bottom of the propagator and sprayed the riots daily as they were drying out faster than I am used to. (Usually my tent is not this warm, probably why!)
A few days later when I saw roots sticking out of the bottom of the riots I prepared (3) 5oz clear plastic cups by drilling holes in the bottoms and filling each one with Cannacoco. I weighed them to get “pre-water/dry” weight. Each cup weighed +/- 90 grams dry. I then pre-charged each one with about 50ml of RO water, 1ml/L CalMag, and 2ml/L Rhizotonic. After watering each cup weighed +/- 140g. Cups were moist but not waterlogged. I made holes in the middle of the Cannacoco, sprinkled in mykos, and planted in the riots. The small veg tent is holding temps and humidity rather well~ Tent temp 79 & humidity 74 with my small clip fan giving the ladies a tiny breeze up their skirt.
I had a lot of issues with my plastic cups being unstable and even falling over….and this made me nervous. One day I was walking around Family Dollar and saw THESE on clearance for $1.00/ea. (Yes, my mind is always on my grow) My problem has been solved. “Beer Can Chicken Roaster Stands”....AKA “Mom’s Cannabis Seedling Cup Stand”. Who would have thought? They work awesome.
I am weighing the cups every morning and when they are below 130g I dunk them (bottom feed) in a container of RO water and MegaCrop (at 2g per gallon) ph 6.0 for just a few seconds until they are back up to 130g. Hence, the clear cups let me see all the action. (Thank you @lunarman & @slowandeasy!)
And there is where we sit today. Here are the DPMazar Triplets.
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